Krita Desktop is a free an open source painting application. Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry. Krita has been in development for over 10 years and has had an explosion in growth recently. It offers many common and innovative features to help the amateur and professional alike.
Krita has a user-friendly interface. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
In addition to painting, Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to help your artwork stay organized. There are also three different views on how to see the layers.
Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.
Open PSD files that even Photoshop cannot open. Load and save to PSD when you need to take your artwork across different programs.
Krita is the only dedicated painting application that lets you open, save, edit and author HDR and scene-referred images. Furthermore, with OCIO and OpenEXR support, you can manipulate the view to examine HDR images, and use it in the most cutting edge workflows from the film and visual effects industries.
Krita 5.0.2 changelog:
- Fix a crash when changing the Instant Preview setting of a brush preset.
- Fix a crash when there are ABR brush libraries present with an uppercase ABR extension. BUG:447454
- Fix a similar issue with Krita resource bundles with an upper case .BUNDLE extension
- Fix the macOS entitlements to allow uploading Krita to the Steam Store
- Fix the macOS entitlements so Krita can be accepted by the MacOS App Store
- Make Krita use the native macOS file dialog by default
- Remove the tkInter module from the embedded Python libraries on macOS.
- Fix rendering 16 bit integer images on macOS on the M1 architecture
- Fix a crash when undoing multiple layer operations too quickly. BUG:447462
- Workaround a crash when a transform mask is applied to a passthrough group. BUG:447506
- Filter out two new Epic Store single-dash-multi-character commandline options. Really, Epic, it’s bad for to pass commandline parameters in this format!
- Fix toolbox arrow buttons not visible on starting Krita
- Fix the photoshop compatibilty shortcut profile. BUG:447771
- Fix bundling AppimageUpdate into appimages.
- Restore the QImageIO fallback for loading WebP images
- Make the dock widget titlebars so they can be smaller
- Disable all accelerator keys for dockers
- Fix a race condition in the image metadata system
- Fix the tool option widget’s layout sporadically going wrong. BUG:447522
- Update fill layers correctly when changing the options from a Python script. BUG:447807
- Fix the built-in file dialog’s image preview. BUG:447806
- Fix the slowness opening and closing documents if there are many resource bundles present. BUG:447298
- Fix clicking external urls on Android
- Work around a possible crash on Android due to bugs in Qt’s Accessibilty framework.
- Fix importing bundles on Android
- Work around issues with file permissions not being set correctly by ChromeOS
Download: Krita 5.0.2 (64-bit) | Portable | ~170.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Krita 4.4.3 (32-bit) | Portable
Download: Krita Windows App Store (commercial software)
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